Interview: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2016 Contestant Senjuti Das on Her Experience of Participating in Singing Reality Show (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)

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Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contestant Senjuti Das received rave reviews for her singing capabilities from the judges at the show. In her first singing stint, she has made her presence felt. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent engaged in a candid conversation with the singer. Excerpts..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- When did you began to learn singing?

Senjuti- I began to learn singing in 2007. Initially I used to learn dancing. But since the dance teacher got married off, that put an end to my dancing lessons. My parents thought that I had a good voice and hence I started taking singing lessons. I used to learn Rabindra Sangeet from Nita Mukherjee and commercial songs were taught to me by Biswajit Roy. After some time I got the chance to enroll myself at Sruti Nandan. I am learning Classical songs there under Pandit Ajay Chakraborty.

How did Sa Re Ga Ma Pa happen?

Senjuti– I went to give the auditions to gain experience. I have never sung in front of a live audience or performed on stage. I thought it will be a great firsthand experience. I was not sure whether I will be getting the chance or not. But luckily I got through the auditions and that opened up new avenues.

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How was the experience at Sa Re Ga Ma Pa?

Senjuti- The experience was extremely good. I learnt many things in a funny manner. I have learnt from the judges as also from my fellow participants. I also received great feedback from the judges which boosted me morally. We also used to have grooming classes. Pritam da was everybody’s favorite. My Hindi was not that fluent but he assured me that will not be a problem. Sajid-Wajid taught us about the history of Classical songs. It was an enriching experience.

Who are your favorite singers?

Senjuti- My favorites include Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Ajay Chakraborty and Arijit Singh.

Have you received any offers?

Senjuti- I have not received any offers at the moment.

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What are your next plans?

Senjuti– I want to continue learning Classical music. I will also enroll myself for a course in sound engineering. All the good singers have sound knowledge about the various aspects of sound engineering. I also plan to enhance my knowledge. I will be enrolling myself for the course in Mumbai. Initially Pritam da will be guiding me.

What has been the reaction of your parents after your success at Sa Re Ga Ma Pa?

Senjuti- I have never been interested in studies. I have always been bent on the creative side. That is the reason why I was made to learn dance. But after my dance teacher was married off, they decided that I must learn singing. Whether I learnt singing or dancing, it has been their idea actually. I am glad I could make them happy and proud.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

Senjuti- I want to become a playback singer. For that I am prepared to put in the requisite hard work. I hope that will lead me on the path to achieve my goals.

Wishing the talented young singer all the best for her future endeavors!!

Interviewer:

Priyanka

Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

 

 

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